RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
Late Spring 2019
$135 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cote des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is predominately Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are added to finish the personality of the wine. The finish is elegant and perfectly balanced with notes of white flesh fruit, peach and lemon zest.
2018 Kinero Grenache Blanc, “Alice”, Paso Robles, California
Pairing Notes: Anthony Yount is one of the rising stars of Paso Robles to keep an eye on. Making only white wines is very daring for Anthony, but ultimately has paid off for him. This Grenache Blanc has aromas of honeydew and white rose. This wine is textured with flavors of Meyer lemon and young nettles that pair with the zing of the gooseberries and tomatillos.
2013 Domaine Michel Briday Mercurey, 1er Cru “Clos Marcilly”, Burgundy, France
Pairing Notes: Sandrine and Stephane Briday continue the legacy of Stephane’s father, Michel, by producing wines that are minimally tampered with to give the purest expression of terroir. This classic Pinot Noir from Burgundy is riddled with blackberries on the nose. The balanced tannins and acidity are dense and fleshy on the palate, welcoming the big flavor of the morel mushroom tortelloni.
2009 Antica Casa Scarpa Freisa Secco, “La Selva Di Moirano”, Monferrato, Italy
Pairing Notes: Silvio Trinchero is currently at the helm of the well known Scarpa estate in Italy’s northwest region of Piemonte. Adhering to sustainable and traditional winemaking methods, Scarpa consistently produces high quality wines from the town of Nizza Monferrato. This Freisa Secco is loaded with aromas of dried cherries and black raspberry. The flavors on the palate gives way to a red fruit explosion of red berries and red plums. The persistent balance of acid and tannin are a great match for the smoked duck this evening.
2015 Château Bourgneuf Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Pairing Notes: Situated on the prestigious slope of the Pomerol plateau in Bordeaux, France, the Vayron family has been farming their nine hectare plot for eight generations. This Right Bank Bordeaux is predominantly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc for finishing. A velvety plum experience on the nose with a hint of spice. The palate is a silky smooth embrace of elegant blueberries and supple tannins that linger for a long fruity finish. This classic French dish deserves a classic French wine. Bon Appétit!
2015 La Fleur d’Or, Sauternes, France
Pairing Notes: Bill Blatch is a négociant that purchases high quality grapes from lesser, well-known classified parcels throughout the Sauternes region of Bordeaux. Bill consistently produces rich elegant yellow colored wines that smell like apricot orchards and orange blossoms. The flavors are full and vivacious on the palate with apricots and fresh honey, which is balanced by the wines zingy acidity.